Technical Research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment Meteoroid


Objective:

Refinement of the model of spatial-time distribution of meteoroid and man-made matter through permanent monitoring of space environment in the ISS operation orbit.

Tasks:

  • Permanent monitoring of meteoroid conditions throughout the flight path.
  • Generation of statistical data on densities of meteor and man-made particles in a size range from 10 to 100 µm affecting various elements of the external surface of the Service Module (SM).
  • Assessment of erodibility of SM external surface.
  • Obtaining of quantitative characteristics of affecting meteoroid and man-made bodies (size, density, velocity) during post-flight analysis.

Flight Equipment Used:

Micrometeor monitoring system consisting of:

  • Stationary capacitor sensors;
  • Removable capacitor sensor;
  • Electronics unit
    to record impact effect of meteoroid and man-made bodies on capacitor sensors.

Expected Results:

Increase of space flight safety.

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas